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      Yeah, I was surprised too. I was really ready to...

      Yeah, I was surprised too. I was really ready to buy, contacted Zurich Ins, sent them several simple questions and several days later got response from someone with name Rebodos, if I am not...
    2. Thread: Grand Canyon

      by barrier12
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      Canyon, may be both rims, Hoover Dam(with trip inside/excursion), may be with heli part, bridge, Vegas.

      Without knowing your plans for this trip and ones down the road, whether you are going through Vegas or plan to do it later, I would suggest extend your stay at the Canyon, spend at least a day...
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      I see two questions: - is car actually pulling...

      I see two questions:

      - is car actually pulling to the left? You know that roads designed to not be completely level in order to move water away faster, so if you were checking on the left(fast)...
    4. It is just scary when you think how much money...

      It is just scary when you think how much money goes down the drain every year across the country. In 5 years? In 10? In 20? Money, which could have been used way WAY better.
    5. What funny/scary/interesting explanations have you heard from mechanics?

      I went to check wheels balance because my steering wheel was a little bit shaky.

      1st place(dad and son private place) guy said
      Your tires, you know, they are not for these roads, they are for...
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      All things considered I would suggest everybody...

      All things considered I would suggest everybody need to check their springs.
      I was surprised to find broken one on my car and there are other occasions, including this one(3 out of 4???).
    7. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6992153-...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6992153-Monroe-VS-Sachs-shocks&highlight=Monroe+Sachs

      I bought from GermanAutoParts.com
    8. Are prices of regular watches down due to lower demand?

      I looked up section of regular(lower/lowest end) watches while ago and was surprised to see decent new quartz pieces in the range $20-100. I know Timex would fit in, but something with movements made...
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      This is not exactly the place you need to be with...

      This is not exactly the place you need to be with Phaeton's questions. Use Phaeton section, there is a lot of info there.
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      I wonder why nobody mentioned Edge-motors.

      I wonder why nobody mentioned Edge-motors.
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      I just changed front shocks and coil springs at...

      I just changed front shocks and coil springs at 115,000 mls because one spring broke somehow.
      Check germanautoparts.com, I got Sachs from them. And while there, see, whether you need other stuff. I...
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      If I am not mistaken at least one of mentioned...

      If I am not mistaken at least one of mentioned places was on vwvortex recommended service providers list. I went over there and decided to go for it(VW/AUDI professional mechanics). What I've got was...
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      You know, I am not saying they should not. I am...

      You know, I am not saying they should not. I am not interested in counting their down time, how much they spent on classes and books. And I am not fighting their charges. What I do instead? Guess how...
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      Thank you for the clarification. I thought it was...

      Thank you for the clarification. I thought it was about "average repair cost".
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      Find a decent mechanic or DIY. I think most of...

      Find a decent mechanic or DIY. I think most of the times CARS REQUIRE REPAIR AS LONG AS CUSTOMER IS ABLE AND WILLING TO PAY. I was not shouting, but tried to highlight the idea. When shop see...
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      It is kind of bait and switch. Some places...

      It is kind of bait and switch.

      Some places overcharge for parts and/or labor more(Bavarian Auto House in Anaheim, CA(2 hrs of labor for a front brakes), Shine Racing Service in North Attleboro,...
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      I was picking my new car after purchase, had to...

      I was picking my new car after purchase, had to wait for about half an hour for them(clean, remove). One of the parts of preparation(beautification) was film sticker with dealership's name on it. I...
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      Extra fees. What have you seen?

      We all know fees which dealerships try to add to car price(Delivery Fee, Stripe Fee, Glass Etching Fee, Market Adjustment Fee...) .
      When you change tires there are Tire Disposal Fee and Tire Valve...
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      I see. Well, rust is what you would expect in...

      I see.

      Well, rust is what you would expect in your area(snow, salt on roads), for 10 year old car is normal, although, not pleasant, I agree.
      How many Blackstone's reports do you have, it sounds,...
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      Not mine. If you do not mind. Have you sold it,...

      Not mine.
      If you do not mind. Have you sold it, traded in, donated? What was the reason(s). Why do you regret parting with it(hate monthly bills for new car, having problems with new car, put too...
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